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Loomis and Williams promoted at IUEC Local 5

August 27, 2017 Chris Ferrari 0

By Shannon Eblen It was a bittersweet moment for Ed Loomis. It was his second-to-last day as business manager of the International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 5. Sitting in his Northeast Philadelphia office, surrounded […]

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Today in Labor History – July 20th

July 20, 2017 Chris Ferrari 0

Credit: Visit the Voices of Labor Online Store In the midst of the Great Strike, Maryland state militia fired on striking railroad workers in Baltimore, killing 50. – 1877 New York City newsboys, many so poor […]

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Today in Labor History – July 19th

July 19, 2017 Chris Ferrari 0

The Women’s Rights Convention opened in Seneca Falls, New York.  Delegates adopted a Declaration of Women’s Rights and called for women’s suffrage. – 1848 In the midst of the Great Strike of 1877, Pittsburgh workers […]

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This Day In Labor – July 8th.

July 8, 2017 Chris Ferrari 0

By: Steve Sears – Voices of Labor  First anthracite coal strike in U.S. – 1842 Labor organizer Ella Reeve “Mother” Bloor born on Staten Island, NY. Among her activities: investigating child labor in glass factories […]